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Hyderabad, British India, and the world : Muslim networks and minor sovereignty, c. 1850-1950

Author: Eric Lewis Beverley
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This examination of the formally autonomous state of Hyderabad in a global comparative framework challenges the idea of the dominant British Raj as the sole sovereign power in the late colonial period. Beverley argues that Hyderabad's position as a subordinate yet sovereign 'minor state' was not just a legal formality, but that in exercising the right to internal self-government and acting as a conduit for the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Lewis Beverley
ISBN: 9781107091191 1107091195
OCLC Number: 898162926
Description: xv, 344 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Fragmenting sovereignty --
1. Minor sovereignties : Hyderabad among states and empires --
2. The legal framework of sovereignty --
Part I. Ideas --
3. A passage to another India : Hyderabad's discursive universe --
4. Hyderabad and the world : bureaucrat-intellectuals and Muslim modernist internationalism --
Part II. Institutions --
5. Moglai temporality : institutions, imperialism and the making of the Hyderabad frontier --
6. Frontier as resource : law, crime and sovereignty on the margins of empire --
Part III. Urban Space --
7. Remaking city, developing state : ethical patrimonialism, urbanism and economic planning --
8. Improvising urbanism : sanitation and power in Hyderabad and Secunderabad --
Conclusion: Fragmented sovereignty in a world of nation-states.
Responsibility: Eric Lewis Beverley.
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